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Translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)


2013-14 Influenza Season: Flu VIS
 

The flu VIS will be made available in multiple languages for the 2013-14 season. There is always a lag time after new or updated VIS are published in English. Please ensure that your patients receive information consistent with the current English-language version of the following VIS.   
 

Influenza (IIV)   (English)  7-26-13

  Amharic Chuukese

Korean

Spanish 

     
  Arabic Farsi

Marshallese

Tagalog 

     
  Armenian French Nepali

Thai 

     
  Bengali Haitian-Creole

Polish

Turkish

     
  Burmese Hmong

Portuguese

Urdu 

     
  Cambodian

Ilokano

Russian

Vietnamese      
  Chinese - Traditional Indonesian

Somali

       
  Chinese - Simplified Karen          


 
Influenza (LAIV)   (English)  7-26-13

  Amharic Chuukese Korean  Spanish      
 

Arabic

Farsi Marshallese Tagalog       
  Armenian French       

Polish

Thai      
 

Bengali

Haitian-Creole Portuguese Turkish      
  Burmese Hmong

Russian 

Urdu       
 

Cambodian

Ilokano Somali

Vietnamese 

     
  Chinese - Traditional Karen          
  Chinese - Simplified             

 

Facts about VIS

A Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) is a one-page (two-sided) information sheet, produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VIS inform vaccine recipients - or their parents or legal representatives - about the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VIS be given out whenever certain vaccinations are given. The VIS must be given out at the time of each vaccination - prior to administration of the vaccine.

The
 Important VIS Facts handout includes a table with all the most recent published dates of the Vaccine Information Statements. It is important to use only the most up-to-date versions of the VIS. When using VIS that have been translated to foreign languages, it is not always possible to use the most up-to-date versions. When the foreign language VIS is not the most current version, parents should also be given the current English version.  


Attention Michigan Healthcare Providers

In Michigan, it is important that vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives be given the Michigan versions of VIS because they include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry  (MCIR). By state law in Michigan, parents must be informed about MCIR. Vaccine Information Statements that are obtained from other sources (e.g., from the CDC or IAC websites) do not contain information about MCIR.


Providers can Order VIS Through Local Health Departments
 

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) makes multiple copies of most of the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) available to local health departments, with two exceptions. MDCH does not provide multiple copies of influenza VIS or foreign language VIS. With those exceptions, providers can order copies of the VIS through their local health departments free of charge.


Additional Information

 

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

English


Finding the Revision Date on VIS

The revision date is located on the back of each VIS towards the bottom. Be sure your clinic or office is using only the most current VIS. When you receive an updated version, please discard all outdated VIS immediately. It is important to distribute only the most up-to-date Vaccine Information Statements. The Important VIS Facts handout lists the revision dates of the most current VIS. 

 

Additional Resources from CDC


Translations 

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are available in many languages (see list below). When providers need VIS in additional languages, it is important to obtain them from the Michigan Department of Community Health, because the Michigan versions include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). 

If you are in need of a translation that has not yet been posted on this website, please call the MDCH Division of Immunization at (517) 335-8159. 


Providing the Most Current Version of the VIS

When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the parent or patient should also be given the current English version. 

 

Amharic French Korean Somali
Arabic German Laotian Spanish
Armenian Haitian-Creole Marshallese Tagalog
Bengali Hindi Nepali Thai
Burmese Hmong Polish Turkish
Cambodian Ilokano Portuguese Urdu
Chinese - Traditional Indonesian Punjabi Vietnamese
Chinese - Simplified Japanese Russian  Yiddish
Farsi Karen    

 
Amharic


Arabic

Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Armenian


Bengali

Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Burmese


Cambodian


Chinese - Traditional


Chinese - Simplified


Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Chuukese




Farsi 


French


German


Haitian-Creole


Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Hindi


Hmong


Ilokano


 Indonesian


Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Japanese


Laotian


Karen


Korean


Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Marshallese


Nepali


Polish


Portuguese


Punjabi


Please note: When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the current English version should also be given to the parent or patient.


Russian


Somali


Spanish


Tagalog


Thai

 

Turkish


Urdu


Vietnamese


Yiddish


Providing the Most Current Version of the VIS

When the  foreign language VIS is not the most current version, the parent or patient should also be given the current English version. 


Multi-Vaccine VIS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Multi-Vaccine VIS. 

 



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